Tag: Mia Jones

A.G. GancarskiNovember 6, 2018

Though a 2019 election looms, Republican Jim Overton won Tuesday’s special election for Duval County Tax Collector. But it was close. Overton won with 51 percent of the vote. He defeated Democrat Mia Jones, who recently was a member of the Florida House, rising to Democratic Leader pro tempore in 2014-16. The low-wattage race pitted two political veterans against each […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 6, 2018

The axiom in Duval County (Jacksonville): Republicans vote before they go to work, and Democrats vote right as the polls close. If that’s the case, the Republican machine locally faces an existential turnout challenge. As of 2:20 p.m., Democrats hold a nearly 5,500 vote lead, with turnout at 52 percent. Democrats have 43.1 percent of […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 31, 2018

Both candidates in the November election for Duval County Tax Collector are attempting political comebacks. However, just one has statewide support when it comes to late-game fundraising. Democrat Mia Jones, CEO of Agape Health Services, was formerly on the Jacksonville City Council and a member of the Florida House, rising to Democratic Leader pro tempore in 2014-16. Now, in […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 8, 2018

As September ended, a familiar narrative continued. Republican Jim Overton maintained his lead in the money race with Democrat Mia Jones for Duval County Tax Collector — even though she was the choice of almost 47 percent of voters in the August blanket primary. The latest filings to the Duval County Supervisor of Elections run through Sept. 28. Overton (a former […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 11, 2018

After the August primary, the race for Duval County tax collector is now a binary affair, with Democrat Mia Jones and Republican Jim Overton headed for a November clash. While Jones enjoyed a strong plurality (46 percent) of the August vote (as the sole Democrat in the race), Overton barely emerged from a field of three Republicans, […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 21, 2018

A week out from the primary election in the four-way race for Duval County Tax Collector, campaign finance reports reveal a surprisingly competitive money race. The three Republicans in the race — Jacksonville City Councilman Doyle Carter, state Rep. Lake Ray, and former Property Appraiser Jim Overton — all had roughly $60,000 cash on hand as of Aug. 21. […]


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